• FEMA Demands States Adapt Climate Change Policy Or Else

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is using the bully pulpit in the most ridiculous way possible.

    Instead of focusing on hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters, FEMA is now shifting focus to global warming climate change, and threatening states to adapt to the new guidelines or risk losing their federal funding for all preparedness efforts. Salon reports that the new guidelines will take effect next year. And, because it’s Salon, they added their usual hysteria:

    Rick Scott may have found a way of making climate denial state policy, but the Florida governor is going to have a hard time ignoring this. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) just updated its guidelines for state disaster preparedness plans, and under the new policy, plans will only be approved — and federal funds appropriated —  if they address the threats of climate change.

    “The challenges posed by climate change, such as more intense storms, frequent heavy precipitation, heat waves, drought, extreme flooding, and higher sea levels, could significantly alter the types and magnitudes of hazards impacting states in the future,” the FEMA guidelines read.

    Because if you can’t scare convince people that climate change is a threat based on facts because the science isn’t settled, just force them to believe anyway.

    Seems to work just fine.

    Matt Schuck

    Staff Writer

    Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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